When she isn’t playing the latest in rock music on Wednesday nights or co-hosting Monday’s Early Bird Special with Tyler Mulvey, Allie Volpe hosts The Women’s Room on Thursday nights at 5 (along with Gina Lemanowicz Pusloski) on 89.7. We asked Allie to offer some thoughts on Valentine’s Day and preview tonight’s edition of The Women’s Room.
So today is Valentine’s Day.
That either makes you: 1. Feel all warm inside, 2. Bitter and/or disgruntled, or 3. Indifferent. Now, I don’t mean to get all high and mighty on you, but excuse me while I get on my soapbox and say that everyone, regardless of relationship status, should feel all warm inside not only on Valentine’s Day, but every other day of the year too.
As one of the hosts of The Women’s Room, I get a chance to talk to some pretty incredible women who have amazing messages to share. Back in November I spoke with Vanessa Katsoolis about her mission to stay single for one thousand days (she’s documenting the whole process on her website, onethousandsingledays.com).
One of the things that really stuck out to me was when she mentioned being accountable for yourself. Since she had no one romantically in her life, she could really put herself under a microscope and figure out what made her happy instead of someone else having to make her happy. When all the distractions were removed, she was able to clearly see herself through nobody else’s eyes but her own. Though it sounds a little corny, this is one of the best parts of being single. You can listen to the whole show here.
On tonight’s episode of The Women’s Room, Kim Shannon of GoodGirlsAnonymous.com joins me to talk about being a “good girl” and how we don’t finish last. Shannon mirrors Katsoolis in her thinking that in order for you to be able to accept love, you’ve got to be comfortable with who you are. That could mean losing those last ten pounds because you want to, not because your boyfriend wants you to or even sending yourself a Valentine because that card is just too good to pass up.
So, who cares if you’re flying solo on V-day? You hold all the cards and you know what it takes to put a smile on your face. If that means eating an absurd amount of cheesecake with your friends while watching Step Brothers, then go crazy!
And if you do have a special someone on February 14, enjoy all the chocolates, roses and warm, fuzzy feelings that all your single peers will be experiencing but in their own ways (Though we will be a little jealous that your man managed to get a reservation at that super cool new restaurant).